Timbers entertain Islanders tonight at PGE Park
The Portland Timbers entertain the Puerto Rico Islanders in their regular-season home finale tonight at PGE Park at 7 p.m. Listen to the match live on 750 KXL or watch a live video webcast. Follow in-game updates on Twitter.
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POR: GK Cronin, D Joy, D Smith, D Keel, D Purdy, M Marcelin, M Pore, M Savage, M Claesson, F Muhamadu, F Dike
PRI: GK Gaudette, D Martinez, D Velez, D Hourst, D Villaroel, M Salem, M Daniel, M Teleford, F Foley, F Addlery, F Hansen
With the win last week over Baltimore, the Timbers became the third team in the league to reach the 10-win mark. Midfielder Ryan Pore scored one goal, while forward Bright Dike recorded two in the victory. Either Pore or Dike has scored each of the Timbers last eight goals.
Portland remains in third place in the USL Conference – a position they’ve maintained since July 28 – and sits fourth overall in the league table. The top eight teams in the league advance to the postseason, with the two conference winners occupying the top two seeds.
The Timbers and Islanders (8-7-8, 32pts) square off for the first time this season and in the first of two matchups over the final month of the regular season. Portland is 6-4-3 against Puerto Rico since the Islanders joined the league in 2005, including a 5-1-1 mark at PGE Park. Last season, the Timbers were 2-0-1 against the Islanders, which included a scoreless draw in their only meeting at PGE Park on July 23, 2009.